MRO Magazine

New video explains solution to bearing replacement problem


September 10, 2015
By Bill Roebuck
Bearing manufacturer Shaeffler participated in the making of this bearing how-to video.

Bearing manufacturer Shaeffler participated in the making of this bearing how-to video.

Burnaby, BC – Motion Canada, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) replacement parts, has released another MiHow2 video. The new video shows how to avoid jamming the bearing at one end when replacing bearings in a pillow block housing. The goal of the video series, developed by the company’s parent, Motion Industries Inc. of Birmingham, AL, is to provide instruction to viewers to help them with their practical applications.

‘How to Maintain Bearing and Pillow Block Centers When Replacing Bearings’ was filmed with the help of Schaeffler, a key Motion Industries supplier. The video can now be viewed on the new website under the MiHow2 heading.

“Equipment efficiency starts with proper installation of parts,” said Randy Breaux, Motion Industries’ senior vice-president, Southern U.S. Operations, Corporate Marketing and Strategic Planning. “Proper bearing installation also cuts down on frustration levels as well.”

Each MiHow2 video is filmed in a workshop or appropriate off-site setting and features Motion Industries’ energetic and knowledgeable host, Tom Clark.


The series is also available for viewing via Facebook and YouTube. Additional MiHow2 and Tom’s Toolbox videos are scheduled to be posted in coming weeks.

With annual sales of $4.8 billion, Motion Industries is a distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling products. It has over 550 operations, including 15 distribution centres throughout North America, and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company.